Mount Vernon: Fire rages on East 4th Street

  • Source: NY Journal News (
  • Published: 06/13/2018 06:46 AM

A raging fire ripped through a home on East 4th Street this morning. The city fire department and several others were called to the large, Victorian-style home on the corner of McLellan Avenue shortly after 8:30 a.m., Deputy Chief Al-Farid Salahuddin said. Flames were seen gutting the second and third floors, with smoke visible in the sky miles away. Salahuddin said one of the residents was hanging out a second-floor window when firefighters arrived and helped him break his fall. “It was a little dramatic, so that got everybody pumped to make sure that they recovered him safely,” he said. A man who did not want to be identified said he lives there with his mother and grandfather. He said he is fine and his grandfather went to the hospital with a foot injury. He said he and his grandfather were home at the time, but he doesn't know how the fire started. The man said he opened his second-floor bedroom door this morning and saw the hallway engulfed in flames.


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